I had this tea again as soon as I came home. This time, I used slightly less water and slightly more leaf. No cream, and a few pieces of rock sugar, and it was perfect. definitely a more delicate tea, both in the base tea as well as the floral notes. This will not boll you over with intensity or anything like that. And as with CaC, there’s enough creaminess for the tea to hold its own; even creamy tea drinkers like me don’t have to worry about adding any milk or cream (well, I know only very few people add it to white tea to begin with, but I’m inclined to add it to everything haha). It definitely has a very satisfying full, thick mouth feel all on its own though.

And with that, I’m off for a shower. I can’t articulate the extent of my relief at tomorrow being Friday, and not even because of anything to do with work. I’m just looking forward to sleeping in, having quiet time to recharge, linger over long, lazy breakfasts with my fiance, and very importantly, try new tea and fall in love with long-standing favourites all over again.

Oh oh oh! and a friend of mine is going to the UK and is going to bring me back a few teas to try from Mariage freres, so I’m pretty excited about that. I don’t even know if they do sample sizes—their site isn’t the most screen-reader friendly one in town, but I just told her to get me whatever size was their smallest while still allowing for at least four or five cups (I hope that was specific enough hahaa). Now, here’s to hoping she’ll remember and that I won’t feel compelled to send her all sorts of other e-mails with the underlying purpose of reminding her! haha.

Sil

I believe the smallest size is 100g…which is a lot of tea heh. I’m not sure how long she’s there for, but you might have better luck using the site that Dinosara used and having the tea delivered to her hotel there for her to pick up for you. I can’t recall the company but they do 50g sizes that way.

Anna

(It’s definitely 100g!)

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Oh wow! that’s so much tea! why on earth would they give you so much?

Sil

a lot of retailers in europe work that way heh

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Wow. F my life then. Maybe I should narrow down my five choices to like two or three then, or otherwise look for a homeless shelter.

Sil

that’s what i did when my parents went. They brought back 2 teas for me, but i’d had samples previously from swaps heh

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O, let’s see. I know I want marco polo, plein lune, and maybe the (tea) de lune…but then there’s the lilly of the valley one, which they say is “coming soon” and I love me a good floral. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!

Anna

Well, hopefully, with teas like Pleine Lune (Also maybe consider Wedding Impérial because nom.) you won’t have a problem finishing off a 100g bag. Also great for swaps, I guess – maybe go halfsies with someone who wants the same ones?

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Oh yeah, getting all of these teas will definitely amp my swap cred—in the event I’m not head over heels. And now i’m going to read reviews about wedding imperiale.

Sil

i love that one sigh halfway through my bag…so sad

Sil

Actually…if you’re dying for Marco polo it don’t want to commit to a full 100g, I would happily trade you 50g of Marco Polo for 50g of wedding imperial, or perhaps another tea you’re picking up if our tastes overlap heh

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Sil

I believe the smallest size is 100g…which is a lot of tea heh. I’m not sure how long she’s there for, but you might have better luck using the site that Dinosara used and having the tea delivered to her hotel there for her to pick up for you. I can’t recall the company but they do 50g sizes that way.

Anna

(It’s definitely 100g!)

keychange

Oh wow! that’s so much tea! why on earth would they give you so much?

Sil

a lot of retailers in europe work that way heh

keychange

Wow. F my life then. Maybe I should narrow down my five choices to like two or three then, or otherwise look for a homeless shelter.

Sil

that’s what i did when my parents went. They brought back 2 teas for me, but i’d had samples previously from swaps heh

keychange

O, let’s see. I know I want marco polo, plein lune, and maybe the (tea) de lune…but then there’s the lilly of the valley one, which they say is “coming soon” and I love me a good floral. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!

Anna

Well, hopefully, with teas like Pleine Lune (Also maybe consider Wedding Impérial because nom.) you won’t have a problem finishing off a 100g bag. Also great for swaps, I guess – maybe go halfsies with someone who wants the same ones?

keychange

Oh yeah, getting all of these teas will definitely amp my swap cred—in the event I’m not head over heels. And now i’m going to read reviews about wedding imperiale.

Sil

i love that one sigh halfway through my bag…so sad

Sil

Actually…if you’re dying for Marco polo it don’t want to commit to a full 100g, I would happily trade you 50g of Marco Polo for 50g of wedding imperial, or perhaps another tea you’re picking up if our tastes overlap heh

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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